East Naples United Methodist Church
East Naples United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Missions

The vision of our committee is to represent the congregation here, the worldwide body of Christ, and Jesus himself in the selection of missions that are in harmony with the works which he commanded that we do; to “evangelize the world’!  Our goal is to raise the level of understanding about the missions that we support, to provide opportunities to visit local mission projects and to increase congregational involvement in missions.
 
MISSION OF THE MONTH for April

Missionary Support both locally and globally.  We will be handing out our red cups and Helper In Mission calendars for use during the month.  We hope that you will help us support missionaries from our area and around the world by participating in this project.  Each day as you look at your calendar remember how blessed you are and pray for those who are serving as God’s hands and feet in other parts of the world.  These include our friends in North Africa and Eric and Allison Foster with the Jesus Film Project as well as many others. 

 
Other Mission Opportunities Throughout the Year:
 
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
On a local and very personal level, individuals come to the church seeking help and support when times and situations bring about hardships in their lives. Jobs are lost, illness occurs, children have needs – so they ask for help from God’s people. This fund allows our pastors to deal directly with these folks with monies given for that very purpose. To bring real and quick relief to genuine needs results in all being blessed and God being glorified.
 
GRACE PLACE
Grace Place is a faith based, non-profit, neighborhood education center teaching literacy, language, and life skills to at-risk children & working poor families in Golden Gate city. 
The main program areas are:
Bright Beginnings – We teach the mothers of young children (birth to five) skills they need to help their young children grow and  thrive.
School-Age Programs – After-school tutoring, mentoring, summer day camp, and youth development programs help the students succeed in school & life.
Family Literacy – Literacy programs enable parents to achieve better employment, provide for family needs, participate in their children’s schools, and become contributing members of the community.
Food Ministry – Every Friday Grace Place provides a simple bag of groceries, bakery products, and fresh produce to families having trouble making ends meet. 
Contact Information: 
239-455-2707   
 
ECHO
ECHO's Mission is to equip people with resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. 
Contact information: 
 
GLORISO DIA FOUNDATION IN COSTA RICA
Helping the growth of the youth of Costa Rica. Shelters that work together to restore the lives of at risk youth.   
Contact information:
 
SUNLIGHT HOME
Sunlight Home was established 19 years ago as a long term shelter for pregnant women and teens.  Many of the residents are homeless or have been abused and abandoned.  The goal for each resident is to have a healthy pregnancy and remain drug, alcohol and smoke free.  Each mom receives prenatal care, counseling, child birth classes, parenting classes, the option of adoption, job skills and financial planning.  
  
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES
To demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Just fill a shoebox with gifts for a child. Last year 8 million children across the world received shoeboxes. Children in over 130 countries have received shoeboxes since 1993.
Contact information:
 
FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME
Florida United Methodist Children’s Home
51 Children's Way
Enterprise, FL 32725
386-668-4774
www.fumch.org/fumch
 
UMCOR      
 
Eric & Allison Foster with THE JESUS FILM PROJECT
Since 1979, the JESUS film has been translated into over 1100 languages. Through an astonishing 6 billion viewings, over 250 million people have indicated decisions to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.  Many areas of the world need additional video-based evangelism and follow-up materials, enabling them to share the Gospel and teach new believers how to walk with Jesus every day.
Contact information:  
407-739-1382
 
STORM RACING MINISTRY
Contact information:  
Dick & Kay Stone  
239-417-2046